The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, head to Santander Arena in Reading, P.A. for tonight's DeMet's Candy Challenge Cup matchup against the Royals.
Elmira Jackals (6-7-0-0) at Reading Royals (8-4-0-0)
DATE: Friday, November 20, 2015
TIME: 7:00 P.M. EST
LOCATION: Santander Arena
BROADCAST: 1410 WELM AM / WETM-2
Reading Royals: Game Notes
ECHL: Media Kit
MAGNIFYING THE MATCHUP
The Jackals and Royals continue their DeMet's Candy Challenge Cup series with a home-and-home weekend set starting tonight at Santander Arena in Reading, P.A. and concluding tomorrow night in Elmira at First Arena. These two meetings mark the fourth and fifth meetings of 12 overall this season. In the last meeting, the Royals exacted revenge from a 7-2 dismantling in their home opener, courtesy of the Jackals, with an 8-3 route on October 28th. Rookie forward Cason Hohmann leads the Jackals with six points (one goal, five assists) in three games against the Royals this season. Colin Jacobs leads the team with three goals and a plus-five rating in those three meetings against Reading. Elmira holds a 51-52-12 all-time record against the Royals and the second annual DeMet's Candy Challenge Cup series is 2-1 in favor of Reading.
Chris Langkow is playing in his 300th professional game tonight. In his career, Langkow has played in 148 AHL games and 151 ECHL contests. He has recorded 146 career points (56 goals, 90 assists) and 147 penalty minutes with six teams over six seasons. In connection to tonight's opponent, Langkow skated in nine games for the Royals during the 2012-13 season and recorded four points (two goals, two assists).
Goaltender Niklas Lundstrom earned his first win as a member of the Jackals in his team debut on Wednesday in Manchester. The Varmdo, Sweden native turned aside 46 of 47 shots faced to earn the 2-1 win.
JACKALS STAT LEADERS
Goals: Mike Seidel (6)
Assists: Cason Hohmann (7)
Points: Cason Hohmann (11)
PIMs: Colin Jacobs (24)
+/-: Colin Jacobs (+6)
W: Sam Marotta (3)
GAA: Niklas Lundstrom (1.00)
SV%: Niklas Lundstrom (0.979)
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